Laparoscopic anatomy of the cystic artery.

  title={Laparoscopic anatomy of the cystic artery.},
  author={Thomas Hugh and Michael D. Kelly and Bing-lu Li},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={163 6},
Uncontrolled arterial bleeding during laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a serious problem and may increase the risk of bile duct damage. Therefore, accurate identification of the anatomy of the cystic artery is important. We reviewed the anatomy of the cystic artery and its variations as seen through the video laparoscope. A "normal" cystic artery was found in only 72% of patients. The most important laparoscopically noted variations were doubling of the cystic artery (22%) and an artery that ran… CONTINUE READING

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